[mythtv-users] No backend on boot

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Thu Feb 9 21:52:31 UTC 2006

Trey Boudreau wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 02:00:14PM -0500, Intense Red wrote:
>>  > I use mythtv on an Ubuntu (Breezy) machine.  I can not get
>>  > mythbackend  to  start  at boot. Does anyone know how I can fix this?
>>    I have the same problem, but have only briefly looked at the /etc/init.d 
>> shell script (which looks normal).  The problem seems to occur only at boot.  
>> After boot, ssh'ing into the box and running the same script works fine.  
>> I've been meaning to look more deeply at this, but haven't found the time.
> The --pidfile flag to mythbackend causes it to look for the .mythtv
> directory (and mysql.txt) in the same directory as it places the
> pidfile.  If you have changed the mysql.txt file in some way from the
> defaults, it may fail to contact the database and silently exit.
> -- Trey
This was my problem. I had to link mysql.txt into the root directory (/) 
and I had to create a .qt directory in the root as well. Once I did 
that, the init.d script worked everytime.


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